Sweet Land of Liberty

Sweet Land of Liberty by Nat Hentoff

July 23, 2014

How Much Digital Reading Stays Inside You?

For more than 80 years, reading in print has been as natural for me as breathing. Someone writing about one of my books -- not e-books -- described me as a "voracious reader." That's why I've been skeptical about the growing number of online courses that students are taking and the... continue

July 16, 2014

Without Obama Being Charged With Impeachment, Who Are We as Americans?

I was astonished and angered to read last week that the American Civil Liberties Union gathered "a coalition of 45 civil rights, human rights, privacy rights and faith-based organizations (and) sent a letter to President Obama asking for 'a full public accounting of ... practices'" related to... continue

July 09, 2014

Dangers to U.S. Liberties We Missed on July 4

Of all I read about July 4 on that celebratory day, by far the most important and not otherwise mentioned anywhere else was an article titled "Celebrating History We Don't Remember" by Ashley Bateman of the Lexington Institute in Arlington, Virginia, which startlingly appeared in the New York Post... continue

July 02, 2014

Suddenly More Americanized Supreme Court Has Long Way Ahead to Do More

As rarely as I celebrate decisions of the Roberts Supreme Court, I certainly agree with its unanimous ruling last week that protects the privacy rights of cellphone users from government searches without due process. I also agree with last week's unanimous decision that ends the no-free-speech buffer zones... continue

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